Under the certain oppression of this weight upon my mind, I laboured in the case I have been naming; and the only relief I found for it was to let my husband into so much of it as I thought would convince him of the necessity there was for us to think of settling
in some other part of the world; and the next consideration before us was, which part of the English settlements we should go to.
matters with the landlord over night, I had arranged that we should be driven to the nearest town at which a post-chaise could be obtained.
There was a settling
down, and a prevailing air of expectancy everywhere.
He is thus completely wedged before and behind, and can only expand himself sideways by settling
down on his stretched legs; but a sudden, violent pitch of the boat will often go far to topple him, because length of foundation is nothing without corresponding breadth.